SUMITRO FELLOWS PROGRAM
2005 GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The United States Indonesia Society (USINDO) invites applications for its 2005 travel/study grant for post-doctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates, senior academics, and otherwise professionally qualified candidates to engage in field research in Indonesia on an economic or political-economic topic. This grant is available to United States citizens and permanent residents in the United States with a specific project relating to the political economy of Indonesia. Previous travel to, and experience in, Indonesia are desirable but not necessarily a requirement.
The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, Indonesia's economist emeritus and co-founder of USINDO, who died on March 9, 2001. An architect of Indonesia's modern economy, Professor Sumitro headed the faculty of economics at the University of Indonesia, and was later a minister of trade and minister of state for research. Professor Sumitro was also the driving force behind a 1950's program of the Ford Foundation which sent Indonesian economists to U.S. academic institutions for advanced degrees. Many attended the University of California at Berkeley and the group came to be known as the "Berkeley Mafia" when its members assumed many key cabinet posts in subsequent decades.
The Sumitro Fellows grant for the 2005 application cycle is $10,000 for one outstanding applicant.
Sumitro Fellows Application Guidelines for 2005:
Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents in the United States with a specific project on Indonesia's political economy. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age and/or physical impairment.
Language Proficiency: Please note that though not compulsory, prior study of Bahasa Indonesia is helpful in conducting field research. Applicant should indicate on the application form if and at what level the language has been studied, both formally and informally.
Notification: Applications will be reviewed in mid-October and USINDO will announce the winner no later than October 19, 2005.
Supplemental Information: In addition to the above information, the review committee will consider supplemental information such as writing samples, course syllabi, etc. Materials will only be returned if a self-addressed return envelope with proper postage is included. Faculty members and lecturers are asked to submit course syllabi that do not exceed five pages.
Application Deadline: September 14, 2005
Application Form: Please submit a completed and signed application form (available at http://www.usindo.org
Field Research Abstract: Please provide a one to five page single-spaced abstract of your intended research.
Curriculum Vitae or Resume: Please submit a resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed ten pages) providing full citations of all publications, with most recently published items listed first.
References: Please submit two letters of support. One letter must be from a dissertation advisor, senior faculty member or other comparable advisor.
Waiver of Responsibility: Please submit a signed waiver of responsibility (available at http://www.usindo.org
For more information or to mail your application, please contact:
The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO)
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington D.C. 20036
For a complete application visit their website at http://www.usindo.org